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  • 9/11 remembered for another year; new threat here

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor That yearly tug at my heart was felt again last week as the 13th anniversary of 9/11 arrived. Even though it’s been 13 years since terrorists attacked the U.S. on that beautiful Sept. 11 morning, the ...
  • Commissioners hope mowing crops in right-of-way will prevent accidents, preserve roads

    ■ Editor’s note: Starting this month, The Imperial Republican and Wauneta Breeze will begin coverage of the twice-monthly Chase County Commissioner meetings. Meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. By Diane Stamm The Wauneta B...
  • Campaign signs don’t belong on highway right-of-way

    The Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) is reminding Nebraskans that it is againstthe law to erect political campaign signs, or any signs, on state highway right-of-way. Various sizes of signs often appear along roadsides around national and local electio...
  • MCC’s ‘The Guys’ helps raise more than $4,000 for McCook fire department

    Thursday night’s presentation of the special 9/11-themed play “The Guys”—staged by the McCook Community College Theater Department—helped raise $4,244 for the McCook City and Volunteer Fire Department. MCC Theater Instructor Clay Grizzle said he...
  • Cross country boys win their own invitational

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican In the opening meet of this season, the Longhorns needed a tie-breaker to defeat Dundy County-Stratton (DCS). Last Thursday, the Longhorns left no doubt as to who won the Chase County Invitational. With four t...
  • Chase County downs Axtell in neutral site volleyball match

    Coach hopes new match on schedule will continue By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican A new match for the Lady Longhorn volleyball team resulted in the team’s fourth win of the season Saturday as they defeated Axtell. Now 4-1, the Lady Longhorns ha...
  • Missed extra points cost Longhorns a victory

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Take away two short-field scoring opportunities and Cozad would have been hard pressed to score against the Longhorn defense Friday night. But as it turned out, they capitalized on a sack at the Longhorn 1 and...
  • Lady Longhorns pick up softball win at Scottsbluff

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Chase County’s varsity softball team went 1-4 at Friday and Saturday’s Scottsbluff Tournament. The two-day tournament featured two distinct days of weather, as well, with a chilly 40-degree day on Friday cont...
  • JV softball team gets win at tournament

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Chase County’s JV softball team picked up a win at the Scottsbluff Tournament Friday and Saturday with a 20-10 win over Alliance. The lone win was countered by losses to Scottsbluff, Gering, Gothenburg and Chadro...
  • Shorthorn football is 2-0 after Holyoke, Wray wins

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Chase County’s junior high football team is 2-0 after its first two games of the season. Imperial hosted Holyoke on Sept. 4 for its season opener. After stopping Holyoke on their first drive, Chase County scored ...
  • Professional golf returns to the Mile High City

    With wins in Denver, Atlanta, Billy Horschel wins FedEx Cup CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo.—The BMW Championship at Cherry Hills Sept. 4-7 represented the return of professional golf to Colorado for the first time since 2006. The International was played ...
  • Accident late Saturday sends man to local hospital

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican The investigation is continuing into a late night Saturday accident that sent a Haigler man to the hospital. Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Dukes responded to the accident shortly after 11:10 p.m. close to the inter...
  • Bloodmobile comes close to goal

    The most recent American Red Cross Bloodmobile in Imperial netted 79 good units of blood, out of a goal of 85 units. The bloodmobile was held Sept. 10 at the Imperial Bible Church. Organizer Liz Mollendor said of the 85 donors, 11 were deferred due to var...
  • Ribbons listed for Chase County 4-H youths at State Fair

    Thirty-one Chase County 4-H members and one club participated in the 2014 Nebraska State Fair held in Grand Island, reports Extension staff members Kimberly Cook and Nancy Frecks.   In addition to their 98 placings, several youths received special honors...
  • Local emergency responders also taking Sept. 11 seriously

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Today (Thursday) America observes 9/11 for the 13th year since the day terrorists attacked the United States at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and when brave passengers sent a fourth plane being used as a bo...
  • Ribbon cutting celebrates impact of Heather Estates

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Community members and partners responsible for the construction of 10 new rental homes and four spec homes in Imperial celebrated the achievement during a ribbon cutting Wednesday, Sept. 3. Imperial Mayor Dwigh...
  • City’s 17 percent valuation increase helps drop levy a bit in proposed ‘14-15 budget

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It’s no longer big news that valuations are up considerably all across the state. So, it wasn’t too big a surprise to city officials that Imperial’s valuation rose 17 percent this year, from $123,154,109 to $144...
  • Board members still looking to replace problematic activity bus

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican A used charter coach bus purchased by Chase County Schools for activity transportation two years ago has been problem-filled, especially the past year. It’s been out of use for the most part since last December, ...
  • Pheasants Forever dream of building, park now a reality

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican A longtime dream of the Southwest Nebraska Pheasants Forever Chapter to create a youth park and build a clubhouse became a reality this month. In the last several weeks, the chapter completed construction of a...
  • Grant’s Bullock auto auction draws 2,000

    By Tim Linscott The Grant Tribune Sentinel The Bullock auto auction in Grant is over and all that is left is for the remaining cars at the auction site to be hauled back to their new home. According to Yvette VanDerBrink, who conducted the auction for t...

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